Michael Pachter: Wii U will sell 45 million units
Everyone’s favorite game analyst (or not) Michael Pachter is back with a few more words and predictions on the Wii U. In the latest episode of Pach-Attack, Pachter says that he doesn’t think the console will sell well, and estimates that, optimistically, the Wii U will sell 40 to 45 million units in its lifetime. He also gave a “pessimistic” sales number, which he put at 25 million units. This is because of the competition from the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft, which could be in the same price range as the Wii U.
Pachter also shared his thoughts on playing the console. He said, “I play on the Wii U and it feels like a DS to me. The GamePad feels very similar to the bottom half of the DS”. Pachter added that he got tired when playing the Wii U, because you constantly have to switch focus from the screen in your hands, to the TV in the distance.
Check out the full episode below:
Pachter recently predicted that the Wii U will be receiving a price cut this year, likely as a result of slow sales.